Dealgan / Fearsaid | Drop Spindle | Hand Turned | Cherry

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Preparation takes 3-5 business days
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Made in Rhyl, United Kingdom

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Our interpretation of a traditional Scottish Dealgan, or Fearsaid (Drop Spindle).

A dealgan (farsadh) is a drop spindle for hand spinning yarn that was traditionally used in the Western Isles of Scotland (and some parts of Canada). Dealgan and farsadh loosely mean "spindle" in Gaelic.

The yarn is wound around the shaft to form the cop like on a nostepinne, giving the added benefit of ending up with a centre pull ball.

Length: 23cm (9")
Diameter at Base: 3.1cm (1 1/4")
Weight: 35g - 45g (1.2 - 1.5oz)

Hand turned in Cherry as standard and finished in beeswax. If you'd prefer it in a different wood just convo us and we'll see what we can do.

The weight will vary slightly from piece to piece and will also depend on the type of wood used, such is the nature of wood.


This Dealgan form is based on the findings of Lois Swales (of Missingspindle). Lois has conducted a huge amount of research in to these fascinating whorl-less spindles, and continues to do so.

Detailed Discussions and directions on using "ancient style" spindles are found on her blog:

And don't Forget to Check out her YouTube Channel Videos: Especially the new ones: Spin like you're Scottish and Ply like you're Scottish, which discuss these Gaelic spindles in particular:


Made to order. Please allow 3-5 days from ordering before dispatch.

    Average review
    Beautiful item, exactly as described and feels lovely to use. Will be back again in the future to purchase further spindles
    May 23, 2018 by Megan Screech
    My very first spindle... I love it. Thank you for such a beautiful product and a bit of wool to get me started spinning.
    Nov 18, 2017 by BisforBook
    Un fuseau étonnant, très bien fait, envoi très soigné. Tout pour plaire !
    Oct 17, 2017 by luciearphant1
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    Top Quality, very fast shipping. Friendly contact. Very nice tool.
    Oct 2, 2017 by Vroni Berenika
    Aug 21, 2017 by sunshineworld

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